A suspicious package that disrupted subway service during the morning rush hour at Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal turned out to be a backpack containing garbage, the New York City Police Department said.
The two brothers suspected in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings planned to drive to New York City after the April 15 attack and set off more explosives in Times Square, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said.
Law enforcement claims that two brothers suspected in the deadly Boston bombings planned to drive to New York and set off explosives in Times Square triggered Republican criticism of a decision to inform the surviving one of his right to counsel and remain silent.
The New York City Police Department criticized a National Park Service plan to reopen the Statue of Liberty, closed since Hurricane Sandy battered the island in October, without screening visitors before they board ferries in Manhattan.
The central terminal building at LaGuardia Airport in New York City was evacuated due to a suspicious package, Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said today in an e-mail.